Road: Coyle takes victory at Brighton


Location: Hove Park, Brighton
Event: 15 June 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports

Mike Coyle secured victory in his own club’s latest criterium, the third round of the Brighton Mitre Series staged at Hove Park on Friday evening.

Coyle, 50 and from the East Sussex town, took the win ahead of Haywards Heath rival Eric Decolier, while Jon Lewis, the Charlitteville CC rider from Guildford, completed the podium in third.

In the supporting race for fourth category riders Mark Emsley (Brighton Excelsior) took the win ahead of London Dynamo’s Jonathan Potts, while Jason Gilbert took third spot.

Round four of the popular series is due to be held at Hove Park on July 20.


1 Mike Coyle (Brighton Mitre CC)
2 Eric Decolier (unattached)
3 Jon Lewis (Charlotteville CC)
4 Patrick Martin (WyndyMilla)
5 Paul Flynn (Brighton Mitre CC)
6 Adrian Cansfield (Southdowns Bikes)
7 Daniel Clark (Brighton Mitre)
8 Stuart Bettis (Team Terminator)
9 Steve Kane (Brighton Excelsior)
10 Rob Pelham (Lewes Wanderers)

4th Cat:
1 Mark Emsley (Brighton Excelsior)
2 Jonathan Potts (London Dynamo)
3 Jason Gilbert (unattached)
4 James Tipler (Southborough & Dist Wh)
5 Mark Stuart-William (unattached)
6 John Saville (unattached)
7 Nigel O’Brien (unattached)
8 James Danvers (Brighton Mitre CC)
9 Martin Green (Bayeux CT)
10 Alasdair Thompson (Brighton Mitre CC)

British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.